Top Five Winter Vacation Activities
If you think a winter vacation is an indoor affair, think again. A trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will prove that you can still have plenty of fun in the sun even when the temperatures drop a little.
If you’re wondering just what you can do, check out this list.
Golf. With the Alabama Gulf Coast’s mild winters, temperatures are good for teeing off to play nine or 18 holes. Spend a little time on the greens, or a lot. You don’t even have to bring your own clubs. Most Gulf Shores golf courses offer rentals and some also offer Ship Sticks, a service you can use to ship your clubs directly to the course, making a golf vacation a hassle-free experience.
Fishing. Get the fishing 411 from the locals who frequent the Gulf State Park pier. You’ll likely meet some interesting characters who’ll know just the spot to drop a line. There’s no need to bring a rod and reel or bait and tackle, either – rod and reel rentals are available starting at $10 for four hours or $20 for all-day usage. Fishing permits can be purchased onsite, starting at $5. Bait and tackle can also be purchased onsite. The pier is also equipped with restrooms and concessions.
Kayaking. Experience a whole different state of discovery with a kayaking excursion. Kayak the back bays, rivers and even nearshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your fishing gear along and cast away for the night’s dinner. If you don’t have a kayak, rentals are available. Eco-tours are also a fun way to discover a side of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that you may not be aware of.
Geocaching. Geocaching is a growing activity throughout the trails and parks along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Use your GPS to locate the trinkets left behind by others and be sure to replace them with something unique!
Live Music. After all that time outdoors, a seat at a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach hot spot may be calling your name. Relax and hear great local musicians play your tune. Check the nightlife calendar for up-to-date information.